A deliciously brewed cup of dark brown coffee, still piping hot from a rather recent infusion – delicately lifted to the lips as an earthy aroma of freshly-roasted coffee beans wafts through the air. Carpeted wooden floors and intimate warm lights decorate the cozy joint as smoothing lounge music plays softly overhead.
Sounds too good to be true? Well, here are our top 3 coffee-spots in Lisbon that will make this dream a reality!
Copenhagen Coffee Lab
Home to outrageously fragrant coffee, this chic café prides itself in shipping its coffee beans all the way from Strandslodvej in the Danish capital to Lisbon City. The menu, though minimalistic, features an assortment of delicious pastries, ranging from cakes to rye bread and even homemade sour dough. Chemex, V60, pour-overs and the French press are just some of the magnificently brewed expressos offered here. Beans are roasted onsite to ensure an uncompromisingly brilliant taste.
Fabrica Coffee Roasters
‘Best beans. Great coffee’. This little hole-in-the-wall is located just behind the elegant Avenida Liberdade district. Adorned with roughly-detailed wooden table tops and brick-layered walls, this industrial themed café is well known through the city for its phenomenal coffee. Salads, croissants, sandes (Portuguese sandwiches) and an eclectic assortment of baked treats line its menu. The café’s flat whites are also a distinct specialty, as are its freshly roasted coffee beans – sourced specially from the abundant Ethiopian valleys.
Our final café whisks us off to yet another hideaway. This Australian-styled café brings only the freshest of Portuguese ingredients to the palate. Famously known as the café that offers the ‘best breakfast in town’, one should not pass up the opportunity to indulge in the traditional pingado (specially concocted espresso coated with a hint of milk) here. It’s endless assortment of cold brews, lattes, expressos and all things coffee are brewed only from locally produced beans. If you are looking for an authentic ‘local-taste’, this one is for you.
I’ve gone to Fabrica several times, fantastic coffee to be sure. Once after a recent bicycle ride I stopped in for a coffee and I did not have a mask and they would not come outside to their outdoor patio to serve me. I’ve stopped going there. They can kiss my ass from now on, no matter how good their coffee is.
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